Stromatolites

Oldest Non-Stromatolites

Oldest non-stromatolites found, according to Nature News and Views, vol. 563, pp190-191 8 November 2018. In 2016 scientists claim to have identified fossilised algal mats, knowns as stromatolites, in rocks of the Isua Supracrustal Belt, Greenland, dated as 3.7 billion years.  This made them the oldest stromatolites ever found, displacing 3.45 billion year dated rocks […]

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Chronophobia

Are You Chronophobic?

According to an article entitled “Geology Makes You Time-Literate”, published in Nautilus 13 September 2018, young earth creationists suffer from chronophobia – a fear of Deep Time, which is the belief that the earth is billions of years old, and rocks layers are formed by slow deposition over millions of years. The author of the […]

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Chinese Dragon “in Wrong Place at Wrong Time”

Chinese dragon “in wrong place at wrong time” according to an article in Science Daily 1 August 2018, about a discovery also reported in National Geographic 24 July 2018, BBC News 25 July 2018 and Nature Communications, 24 July 2018 doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05128-1. Palaeontologists have found the fossil of a sauropod dinosaur in the Ningxia Autonomous […]

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Fossils Made in a Day

Fossils made in a day, claim scientists in articles in Science (AAAS) News 14 August 2018 and Palaeontology 25 July 2018 doi: 10.1111/pala.12386. Some fossils of animals and birds include outlines of soft tissues, such as skin and feathers, as well as preserved bones.  As part of research into the preservation of soft tissues two […]

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Fish on Beach

Back Flip Caused Fish to Evolve

Back flip caused fish to evolve, according an article in Nature News and Science (AAAS) News 15 February 2018. In 2014 Steven Balbus of Oxford University UK claimed that the moon was 10% closer to the earth 400 million years ago and this would have resulted in larger tides, which would have left fish stranded […]

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Coral Atoll Tuvalu

Tuvalu Islands Growing, Not Sinking

Tuvalu islands are growing, not sinking, according to reports in, PhysOrg 9 February 2018, and Science Alerts 15 February 2018, and Nature Communications doi:10.1038/s41467-018-02954-1, 9 February 2018. Tuvalu is one of many small Pacific Island nations that have been predicted to be swallowed up by rising sea levels caused by man-made global warming.  A team […]

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Volcanic Eruption

Worldwide Undersea Volcanos Killed Dinosaurs

Worldwide undersea volcanos killed dinosaurs, according to articles in ScienceDaily and Telegraph 7 February 2018, and Science Advances doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aao2994, 7 February 2018. The demise of dinosaurs is currently blamed on Chicxulub meteorite impact and massive volcanic activity in a region of central India known as the Deccan Traps. Joseph Byrnes and Leif Karlstrom, geologists […]

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Algae in Pond

Algal Explosion Got Us Here

Algal explosion got us here, according to articles in ScienceDaily 16 August, and ABC News and BBC News 17 August 2017, and Nature, doi: 10.1038/nature23457, Published online 16 August 2017. Scientists at Australian National University claim to have solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on earth, and therefore how we got here. […]

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Shifting Winds Release Ocean Carbon Dioxide

Shifting winds release ocean carbon dioxide, according to a report in ScienceDaily, 13 March 2009. Many scientists believe the dramatic climate shift involved in ending the last ice age, usually dated as being around 17,000 years ago, occurred due a change in the earth’s orbit. Ice core records show an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide […]

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Sea Level Scepticism

Sea level scepticism reported in news.com.au. After viewing an Australian Museum display of the changing coastline around Sydney Piers Akerman, writing for the Sunday Telegraph, claims “climate doomsayers are all at sea”. According to the Museum, 18,000 years ago the coastline was 15 km (9.3 miles) to the east and 120 metres (394ft) below the […]

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